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Tampabay.com: Mother accused of leaving daughter in river sought help for child's autism

Tampabay.com: Mother accused of leaving daughter in river sought help for child's autism

Months before police say Shakayla Denson carried her daughter into the Hillsborough River and let go this week, the mother asked for help.

Her daughter, Je’Hyrah Daniels, had recently been diagnosed with autism, Denson wrote in the October fundraising page. Department of Children and Families records said the 4-year-old

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Tampabay.com: People with autism focus of new program for Tampa's first responders

Tampabay.com: People with autism focus of new program for Tampa's first responders

TAMPA — Mayor Bob Buckhorn and police Chief Brian Dugan will announce Thursday morning a new program to make Tampa’s emergency personnel more responsive to people with autism, disabilities and special needs.

A news conference is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at Tampa police headquarters. In a news release, police

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Tampabay.com: School resource officer fired for berating student with autism appeals to get his job back

Tampabay.com: School resource officer fired for berating student with autism appeals to get his job back

Ural Darling, a former school resource officer who was fired Friday for berating an Osceola Middle School student with autism, has filed an appeal to get his job back, according to Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.

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Gualtieri said Thursday that Darling and his lawyer filed an appeal of

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Tampabay.com: Sheriff: Pinellas school officer taunted, berated and threatened a student with autism

Tampabay.com: Sheriff: Pinellas school officer taunted, berated and threatened a student with autism

The deputy, Ural Darling, had worked at the Sheriff’s Office since 1995 and had been the school resource officer at Osceola Middle for 17 years.

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Last year, Darling was credited with saving the life of a woman who collapsed at the school and had no pulse, administering CPR

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